I'm gonna bet that code is the answer.

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From: "Phil Walker" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "U2 Users Discussion List" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 11:53 PM
Subject: Formating Negative Numbers


> Does anyone have a quick way to format a negative number in a field filled
> with zeros such that the '-' sign appears at the front replacing the 1st
> zero.
>
> For example
>
> -2 using 'R%6' becomes 0000-2
> 2 using 'R%6' becomes 000002
>
> But I would like -2 to become -00002 and 2 to remain 000002. I know I
could
> write code to do this, but I was wondering if you can do it just using the
> fmt syntax.
>
> Regards,
>
> Phil Walker
> +64 21 336294
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